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Class action suit filed over Flint water crisis

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This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM) This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM)
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

A spokesman for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declined to comment on a lawsuit filed against the governor and others over the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint.

Ari Adler said Monday that the administration doesn't comment on pending litigation but is "staying focused on solutions for the people of Flint."

The suit filed on behalf of seven residents alleges that tens of thousands of residents have suffered physical and economic injuries and damages. It argues officials failed to take action over "dangerous levels of lead" in drinking water and "downplayed the severity of the contamination."

It seeks a jury trial and unspecified damages.

Numerous lawsuits have been filed on behalf of city residents since a public health emergency was declared last year.

Water problems began after Flint switched its water supply from Detroit's system in 2014 to save money.

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